Paint Correction Time (Yaay??)

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iced98lx
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Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:48 pm

Boat needs paint correction and wax before being tossed on the lift. Last few years another family member has "taken care of it" aka done nothing and stipped all the wax off.

Gel coat, if you're not aware, deteriorates quickly when not waxed properly. While the lift has a canopy parts of the boat are subjected to full sun in the afternoon and oxidation has kicked in.

I cleaned it with some soap that will remove any wax and then started with a few test patches by hand of various polishes, from left to right the least abrasive to the most I'll need for this project:
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Luckily most of the boat will not need major work to get looking OK. Not going to for show finish but will correct as much as I can reasonably.

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:35 pm

I think I have pad/compound worked out now. Just 5-6 more hours of buffing then on to the topside/interior..Image

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Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:59 pm

Before and after the first round...


Only so much you can do with 20 year old gel coat.

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Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:33 am

This little guy is awesome.

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Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:42 pm

Hope you were able to purchase that on the in-laws credit card

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Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:14 pm

No but I can see the use I'll be getting out of it so don't mind having another tool in the arsenal

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